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Entering Narnia

January 22, 2013

I haven’t posted anything since before Christmas. Boy, did this first-year teacher need that break from school! I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a Christmas vacation more.

Now, I’m in the middle of second quarter report cards. In an effort to streamline the process, my Darling Hubby has developed a new computer program for me to make the third quarter report cards a breeze. Can’t wait!

Meanwhile, things in my classroom are back in full swing. And, we’ve launched the quarter with a new literature book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe from the Chronicles of Narnia series. So, to get the full effect, of course I had to turn my classroom into Narnia.

My ceiling is now hung with white lights and snowflakes (cut out by my students.) My Narnia bulletin board has a large-scale map of Narnia, a sparkly border and, of course, a lamppost. But, to enter this magical world, one has to pass through a wardrobe door. So…

Entering Narnia

Entering Narnia

You remember from this post how much I’m enjoying decorating my door. This one is simple, but gives just the right feel of entering an old wardrobe. I knew I’d created the right effect when one of my students exclaimed, “Wow! What a cool door!” as she entered the class on a dreary Monday morning.

 

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4 Comments
  1. Very cool decoration. Enjoy reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe with your class.

    Incidentally, I *just* read The Chronicles of Narnia for the first time as a thirty-*cough, cough*-something. Loved them all, and was both crying and cheering at the end of The Last Battle.

  2. You’re never to old to enjoy Narnia! Good for you for finally reading the series!

  3. I do “antique maps” of Narnia with my students. We use clues from the book to figure how the main locations should be mapped, then stain a piece of legal sized paper with tea bags, then draw/color the map. Students love the activity!

  4. Mentioned your blog in my post today! You’re in my top 10 (http://the-room-mom.com/2013/07/17/3143/) XO Caitlin

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